One of the most stacked Best Actor slates, which is fitting for “Hollywood’s Greatest Year”. Which one deserved to come out on top?
For me it’s so easy. James Stewart is perfection in this film, my favorite of his performances. After Olivier the remaining 3 can switch easily.
Stewart would have been a worthy winner but Donat is fantastic.
Who’s voting for Gable??? That’s great casting not great acting.
I have such a soft spot for Stewart in that film.
Oliver by a mile. He is superb in that film.
I know many people pounce on Donat for winning if they are passionate Gone With the Wind fans, but his win is one of the best in the history of this category. However despite that, my vote may actually go to Stewart by a hair.
#5-Gable (it may be iconic and a good performance, but I wasn’t wowed by it and have never been the biggest fan of Gone With the Wind)